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"Devon" -- adopted September 2009

Devon is a handsome, petite, and loving two-year old red and white semi-rough coated male BC that was running loose on the plains of southern Colorado. After animal control picked him up, tags led back to previous owners that didn’t want him back and he was a day from being euthanized by the shelter when he was rescued. Because he was picked up as a stray, we know nothing about his history, but have to assume that his former life was less than good to him; he was a very scared little boy when picked up by his foster family. He has been neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, is heartworm negative and on preventative. He is also housebroke and crate trained.

Devon probably lived by his wits for a time before landing in the shelter. His foster family reports that he is very comfortable outside and can sleep for hours in hidden spots in the backyard. He will also contentedly sleep by his foster family’s bed at night, and is easily crated indoors during the day. Devon’s favorite thing to do is leap joyfully at running water from the garden hose or a sprinkler.

Devon was extremely scared at first, and still gets nervous around a lot of activity, and some men. When Devon first arrived, he would curl up into a ball and urinate whenever approached, and had to be carried into a car. Now Devon can’t get enough of car rides and is ready to leap into it before the door is opened! His trust level & confidence are increasing weekly, but he is still wary of his foster dad. He loves women and children, and most men. As long as people meet him gently and let him know he’s safe, he is fine. When he is scared by an approaching touch by a stranger, Devon will “smile” – show his teeth, and air snap, but quickly backs off and accepts the touch once he realizes the person means no harm.

Devon gets along great with the foster family’s two dogs and three cats. He has a fairly strong herding drive and prefers chasing the dogs while they are chasing the ball, but has started to play with toys on his own. Devon is extremely athletic and can run like the wind! He does great on the trail but needs to be watched when new scary things (like bicycles) approach.

Devon loves affection given in gentle and soothing doses. He will thrive in a forever home that will be patient in gaining his trust and will introduce him to all the fun that a forever family can provide while building his confidence so that he can be the happy, outgoing dog he deserves to be. Because he gets easily overwhelmed by a lot of activity, we will not place Devon in a home with children. He greatly enjoys the companionship of other dogs so a home with a confident female dog would be a bonus.

Devon is being fostered with a loving family in Wellington, CO.



 
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